002 - Soorah al-Baqarah - (The Cow) - [Makkee]

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[002.211] Ask the Children of Israel how many clear Ay‚t (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) We gave them. And whoever changes All‚h's Favour after it has come to him, [e.g. renounces the religion of All‚h (Isl‚m) and accepts Kufr (disbelief)] then surely, All‚h is Severe in punishment.

 

[002.212] Beautified is the life of this world for those who disbelieve, and they mock at those who believe. But those who obey All‚h's Orders and keep away from what He has forbidden, will be above them on the Day of Resurrection. And All‚h gives (of His bounty, Blessings, Favours, and Honours on the Day of Resurrection) to whom He wills without limit.

 

[002.213] Mankind was one community and All‚h sent Prophets with glad tidings and warnings, and with them He sent down the Scripture in truth to judge between people in matters wherein they differed. And only those to whom (the Scripture) was given differed concerning it after clear proofs had come to them through hatred, one to another. Then All‚h by His Leave guided those who believed to the truth of that wherein they differed. And All‚h guides whom He wills to a Straight Path.

 

[002.214] Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, "When (will come) the Help of All‚h?" Yes! Certainly, the Help of All‚h is near!

 

[002.215] They ask you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) what they should spend. Say: "Whatever you spend of good must be for parents and kindred and orphans and Al-Mas‚kÓn (the needy) and the wayfarer, and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, All‚h knows it well."

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